Top designer Corin Mellor’s career was celebrated when he received an honorary doctorate in front of hundreds of graduates at Sheffield Hallam University.
Corin, the driving force behind Hathersage-based David Mellor Design, said his family’s links with the university went back a long way.
“My father studied at something called the Junior Art Department, and then the Sheffield College of Art over 60 years ago,” he said.
Corin has designed the walkway for the university’s new £30 million building on Charles Street, due to be completed in 2015.
He has also worked recently for Rolls-Royce, Gucci and the Royal Opera House.